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  • Blog Post: Medal Of Honor Meets Linkin Park In New Trailer

    Here are some things you will see in this new trailer for Medal of Honor: Guys with guns, guys with beards, live-action footage, gameplay footage, guys with guns flying in helicopters, guys with guns getting shot, explosions. Here's what you'll hear in this new Medal of Honor trailer: Linkin... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders Spawned From Kid's Stuff?

    David Adams, general manager at Vigil Games, and creative director Joe Madureira took the stage at DICE and talked about developing Darksiders, taking it from concept to retail release. Starting out, they had little in the way of concrete ideas, aside from a vague concept of wanting to make an action... More
  • Blog Post: EA’s Schappert Admits To Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space Failures

    John Schappert, chief operating officer at Electronic Arts used his time at DICE to talk about 20 years of technology transitions in the gaming industry. Aside from the obvious technological advances, Schappert says that one of the big changes is the number of gaming platforms and the difficulty in tracking... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford On Perfection, Motivation

    Gearbox Software’s president Randy Pitchford started off the last day of DICE with a deeper look at his studio’s philosophies and strategies. Before he entered the world of game development about 15 years ago, Pitchford says he worked as a tour guide at Universal Studio and was a professional... More
  • Blog Post: Uncharted 2 Grabs 10 AIAS Awards

    Well it looks like the AIAS is reinforcing what the rest of the industry has been saying since its release as Uncharted 2 has walked away with a stellar 10 awards this year. As is the tradition around here, Jay Mohr took the stage to host the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards at DICE 2010. While... More
  • Blog Post: DICE 2010: What Happens In Vegas...

    DICE Summit 2010 is well underway and several Game Informer editors are out in Vegas reporting on all the latest news and updates. What happens in Vegas will be posted here for your convenience, starting with the most recent news posts. Check in regularly for all the latest posts or click here for the... More
  • Blog Post: Alan Wake Dev On Living With Delays

    Matias Myllyrinne wrapped up today’s DICE lectures with a presentation about the long-delayed game Alan Wake. The Remedy Entertainment president spent the bulk of his presentation discussing some of the reasons why development has taken such an extended period of time. He started out talking a... More
  • Blog Post: Brian Reynolds Talks About Harvesting Players

    Zynga’s Brian Reynolds focused his DICE presentation on social gaming, which was clearly a topic on the minds of many this year. Zynga, in case you don’t know, is the company behind the ubiquitous Facebook games Mafia Wars and Farmville. Farmville now boasts more than 31 million daily users... More
  • Blog Post: Kotick: Partnering With Harmonix Could Have Been Profitable

    During his presentation at DICE , Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick talked about missed opportunities for the company. One such misstep was failing to explore options with Guitar Hero co-creator Harmonix. Kotick explained that Activision was aware of Harmonix’s troubled pre-Guitar Hero music... More
  • Blog Post: Ultima Creator Says Game Stories Have Been Failures

    The father of Ultima, Richard Garriott, made some very strong comments about the state of story-telling in games at DICE. Not only does he believe he’s written some of the best interactive dialogue in games, but he also thinks most other story-writing attempts have failed. "I as an artist... More
  • Blog Post: Bobby Kotick Traces His Roots, Announces Indie Game Competition

    Activision Blizzard’s always outspoken CEO, Bobby Kotick, took the stage at DICE and used his time to talk about the early days of his involvement with the company. Anyone looking for him to make provocative statements left disappointed. Instead, the assembled audience heard a humble Kotick speak... More
  • Blog Post: Jaffe: Calling All Cars Was A Mistake

    Back in 2007, a downloadable PSN game entitled Calling All Cars was released. The game combined elements of Twisted Metal and NBA Jam’s gameplay, while glazing it with a cartoony veneer. Looking back, designer David Jaffe says it was a “mistake.” In a response to Adam Sessler’s... More
  • Blog Post: ESA’s Legal Counsel Breaks Down Gaming Regulation

    During his DICE presentation, Ken Doroshow, the Electronic Software Association’s senior vice president and general counsel, took the opportunity to talk about some of the legal challenges facing some of the gaming industry. In addition to obvious problems such as the courtroom battles focused... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Jesse Schell Breaks Down Social Media In Gaming

    Jesse Schell, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, kicked off today's DICE schedule by talking about the importance of social media in the gaming landscape. He started out by reminding the DICE audience that there are more Farmville players than there are people with Twitter accounts. After... More
  • Blog Post: Disney: Epic Mickey Could Arrive On PS3, 360

    If you’ve had your eyes peeled on Game Informer since the site’s relaunch, you’re already very familiar with Disney Interactive’s upcoming Epic Mickey (check out our Epic Mickey hub page for tons of features). While originally touted as a Wii exclusive, word has surfaced from... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATED: Disney Kicks Off DICE, Drops Possible Name For Sony Motion Controller

    UPDATE: We're hearing that Gem is most likely another code name for the motion controller. We're curious as to why they haven't given Gem/Arc a name yet considering it's due to launch Holiday of this year. What gives, Sony? ORIGINAL STORY: The 2010 DICE Summit has officially kicked off... More
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